Hi, I’m Manu, a biking web developer. I’ve been writing on here since June 2002 about a bunch of different topics. My favorite posts are tagged with ✪.

Why “plothole.net”? As defined on wikipedia,

a plot hole, plothole or plot error is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot. Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

Thanks for reading!

Doodle team page

During last summer, Carole designed our new team page. One of its features was inspired by the follomaton pioneered by the guys at viens-la.com in 2012. Her design was a very welcome overhaul of our current static team page with microscopic pictures.

Sadly she didn’t think about how the follomaton would play out on touch devices. The fact that at my job(s) people tend to forget about mobile/tablet web frustrates me a bit – maybe more than it should. Anyways. Michael asked if it was possible to detect the device’s orientation in a browser. I gave it a try and came up with this:

I had a lot of fun coding this useless little feature, and I think you might enjoy trying it too1: doodle.com/about-doodle/team

Oh and I could bring my S&M bike to the team photoshoot! Yes, there is a BMX-ing software engineer working at Doodle ;)

Doodler hobbies
Doodler hobbies
  1. it works for sure on recent desktop browsers, on iOS 7 & 8, probably on Android 4.4. For the rest, tough luck.